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If you were married in one state, but now you live in a new state, you may be wondering what family law or divorce laws apply to you?  Should it be the laws of the place you were originally married, or the place you presently live?  To make matters more confusing, what if your spouse lives in one State and you live in another?

The answer in Texas is simply that regardless of where you were married, Texas will honor that you have a marriage, and will apply Texas family law to any marital issues that arise.

The only time that your marriage will not be honored by a Texas court is if your marriage is against the law or public policy.  One example of this would be if you were related your spouse by blood.